As I mentioned a few days ago we have a few birthdays coming up this month.

I am especially excited about my Anni’s birthday.

She is having a Pajamas Late Night Owl Party

and of course we have to have milk and donuts as part of it.




For the longest time I have been tempted to purchase those super cute little milk bottles that I see all over the place.

 Being Mrs. Thrifty Me I could not make myself to do so.

I wanted to give a try to transform the small Starbucks jugs  into mini milk bottles

and I am here to tell you that this took me just a few minutes.

I made 12 bottles for a little over $12… now that I can handle.



I ended up using these Archer Farm bottles because they were on sale.


Let me show you…



I peeled off the plastic wrapper.

Time: About 10 seconds.




I spray painted the lid.

Time: About 30 seconds.



While the lid was drying I poured out the latte, { we don’t drink coffee in our home } washed the small bottle and I poured some milk in.

I put the lid back on, tied some baker’s twine around it, and I  placed the straw in place.

Time: About 150 seconds.


As easy as one, two, three!


In about 3 minutes and for about $1… not bad!

These small milk bottles are adorable and perfect for any breakfast.



Give it a try!

Now I better go… I have an Anniversary to celebrate!

I hope to see you all this evening at 6:30pm during the Link Party!





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Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.

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45 Responses to DIY Small Milk Bottles

  1. kate says:

    This is absolutely BRILLIANT! You just saved my s’mores bar buffet- I couldn’t stomach the thought of spending so much money on mini milk bottles- this is such a great solution- plus, they come with caps- perfect for outdoors! Thanks!

  2. Nan says:

    Great post. I used the Starbucks jars last year for a bridal shower and again this month for 2 baby showers. The jars you used were more efficient because the Starbucks jars had to be soaked to get the glued-on labels off.

  3. Priscilla says:

    I know you posted this awhile ago, but I am using your idea for my wedding. I am wondering what type of spray paint you used for the bottle caps?

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